Saturday, December 3, 2016
AP Computer Science Prep Grades 7-10
Saturdays (9:30am – 11:00am/ 24 hours total)
This is a Software Engineering course which follows the curricular outline from the College Board APCS program.
The course is geared towards students with no prior computer programming experience. Students are expected to have taken algebra and have some computer literacy; for example, they should be comfortable installing and using new software packages. Students should have their own laptop, home internet access, and email.
The goals of the course are:
1. Introduce the students to computer science
2. Teach the Java programming language
3. Teach CS principles; such as logic, abstraction, recursion, and modularization
5. Expose the students to the software development process
6. Examine some of the societal impacts of computing
7. Prepare the student to score well on the APCS exam
8. Prepare them for more endeavors in CS; such as individual projects, or more coursework
Students will work with the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developing their Java code.
Eclipse is a very popular platform for Java development. It includes an editor, syntax checker, debugger, document generator, and more.
Eclipse is free and runs on all major operating systems.
This class is aligned with College Board, Berkeley and East Side Union High School District APCS curriculum.
Class Dates: Starts December 3, 2016
NOTE: Students will need to bring a Windows or Mac OS X laptop for this class. Additional requirements will be provided upon completion of online registration.
If you are bringing a Microsoft Surface computer, make sure it has an x86 processor, not an ARM processor.
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